The gentlebirth.org website is provided courtesy of
Ronnie Falcao, LM MS, a homebirth midwife in Mountain View, CA
An interactive resource for moms on easy steps they can take to reduce exposure to chemical toxins during pregnancy.
Other excellent resources about avoiding toxins during pregnancy
These are easy to read and understand and are beautifully presented.
From: Cfirstname.lastname@example.org (Reuters) Subject: No higher birth defect risk from vitamin A -study Organization: Copyright 1997 by Reuters Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 9:02:09 PDTWASHINGTON (Reuter) - Pregnant women who take moderate doses of vitamin A do not increase their risk of bearing a child with birth defects, U.S. scientists reported Tuesday.
Researchers had feared that women who take large doses of vitamin A during pregnancy, in the form of pills and by eating fortified cereal, might raise the chance of birth defects. But a study conducted by the federal National Institute of Child Health and Human Development found this was not the case.
Even for women who take up to triple the U.S. recommended daily allowance
for vitamin A -- 2,670 International Units -- the risk does not appear
to increase, researchers said.
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